Account numbers are assigned in ranges based on the type of account and on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Keeping numbers within this range is useful if you use an accountant to help you with your accounting.
Example of standard account numbers
To do this task
Go to the Lists menu and click Chart of Accounts.
Select the account that you want to change the account number of.
Click Account at the bottom of the list and then click Edit Account.
Change the number in the Number field.
If you have not added account numbers to your accounts, you will not see the Number field in the Edit Account window.